Jade Garden Soup


This is a very savory cold soup! Garnish with dill weed, sour cream and paprika.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
1 day
Total Time:
1 day 1 hrs 10 mins
6 to 8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 carrot, sliced

  • 2 stalks celery, sliced

  • 6 cups chicken stock

  • cup uncooked white rice

  • 1 ⅓ cups fresh spinach, washed and chopped

  • 1 ⅓ cups butter lettuce - rinsed, and torn into small pieces

  • 1 ⅓ cups chopped fresh parsley

  • salt to taste

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper


  1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in onion, carrot, and celery; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent and the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes.

  2. Pour in chicken stock and rice; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 35 minutes or until rice is soft.

  3. Stir in spinach, lettuce, and parsley; cook just until wilted. Season with salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper. Use an immersion blender (or blend in batches in a blender) until smooth. The soup may be thinned with more broth, if desired. Refrigerate overnight before serving. Garnish as desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

103 Calories
5g Fat
14g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 7
Calories 103
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 630mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 20mg 98%
Calcium 50mg 4%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 243mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.